Surrogacy Bill

Second Reading

The Surrogacy Bill 2019 repeals part 2B of the Family Relationships Act 1975 and creates a standalone act to recognise and regulate certain forms of surrogacy in South Australia. Part 2B of the act has been the subject of considerable discussion over recent years and involves an extremely sensitive area of policy for the community. The bill now before the parliament can be traced to the Family Relationships (Surrogacy)Amendment Act 2015, as introduced by the Hon. John Dawkins MLC in late 2014, which commenced on assent in 2015 and reformed the area of surrogacy through amendments to the Family Relationships Act.

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SA to have standalone Surrogacy Laws for first time

Laws making it easier for South Australians to have a child through a surrogate will this week be introduced to State Parliament.

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Domestic Violence Scheme offers support to South Australians at risk

Nearly 200 requests for information have been made in the first eight months of the trial of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

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Associations Incorporation (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

The Associations Incorporation Act 1985 (the act) regulates the creation, operation and dissolution of incorporated associations in South Australia. The act is administered by the Corporate Affairs Commission, which is part of Consumer and Business Services (CBS).

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Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill

Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill 2018 and it is with much pride that I do so. I had wondered, given the history of this matter, whether we would ever come to this day, but I am proud to say that we have. The outline of the proposed legislation, which has had scrutiny through its introduction and passage in the other place, has been a valuable addition.

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Liquor Licensing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Today, I introduce the Liquor Licensing (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2019. The proposed amendments are largely in support of the review into the Liquor Licensing Act 1997, conducted by the Hon. Mr Tim Anderson QC in 2016, which led to the passage of the Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Act 2017 (the Liquor Review Act).

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Emergency Services Assault legislation passes Parliament

The Marshall Liberal Government has today passed legislation through Parliament which will see the strongest penalties in the State’s history for emergency service worker assaults.

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Lobbyists (Restrictions on Lobbying) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

I thank the member for Kaurna for his contribution on behalf of the opposition, notwithstanding that it appears that, even with briefings, he is reserving the opposition's determination on whether they support this bill or not. The briefings have been provided. I note that the member raises what he claims are apparent inconsistencies between the contribution to the parliament and the recordings of Mr Tom Richardson in InDaily articles on 31 May 2018 to 16 May 2019. We do not accept those claims of inconsistency.

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Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio) (No. 2) Bill

Second Reading

I rise to firstly thank the shadow minister and the member for Heysen for their contributions. I thank the member for Heysen for his interest in this law reform in relation to a number of areas but particularly spent convictions. I note the indication by the opposition that they will support the bill but have some questions.

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Greater powers to fight online child pornography

News laws cracking down on people who distribute or help distribute child pornography online have now passed State Parliament.

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